AUG. 10, 2019

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Our Goal:

We Are Committed To Curing Cancer Faster





Obliteride 2019

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Hi - Thanks for visiting... 

We’re a tiny but mighty Obliteride fundraising team, supporting Fred Hutch’s world-class efforts to cure cancer faster.

At $22,000+ raised for 2019, we pushed our collective 4-year team Catch the Spider fundraising to over $100,000 -- that's serious impact -- thanks to everyone who's ridden and/or donated with team Spider!!!

Tip of the hat to our team sponsors: Georgetown Brewing Co. and Cascade Bicycle Studio

Team website:  www.TeamCatchTheSpider.com

Please Donate

Every dollar contributed goes directly to Fred Hutch's development/delivery of cancer remedies; here is a link to their "accountability and impact" page: https://bit.ly/2pQW3kQ

If you'd like to donate to a specific Spider, please click on "donate" next to their name within the team list on this web page.

Or, if you prefer to support the efforts of our team as a whole, then click on the orange "donate" button above.

(thank you!!)

Riding With Us

Due to production lead time for our team gear, 2019 Spider team membership is now closed (sigh)...

Why "Catch the Spider"?

The concept of team Catch the Spider was hatched out of admiration for the legendary Italian bicycle frame builder Dario Pegoretti.

Dario was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2007, and waged his cancer battle while otherwise continuing to live life fully on his own terms. Here's an article that paints a colorful picture of our team muse: https://bit.ly/2UfC3FG

One of Dario's bicycle frame paint designs - the inspiration for our team graphics as well as our name - is called Catch the Spider. That name originated from a playful suggestion made to Dario by his assistant Pietro Pietricola as a tactic for how Dario might fight his cancer ("the spider" refers to Dario's cancer...the implication is that a drunk spider is easier to "catch"):

"Pietro said to me, 'drink a glass of wine and the spider will get drunk'” - Dario

Catch the Spider Raised
John Daly $5,460.00
Debi Dopps $1,671.00
David DSouza $1,100.00
Rachel Huffman $1,175.00
Kathleen Kasprzyk $1,650.00
Rob Mathewson $3,289.00
Heather steffenson $2,850.00
Paul Steffenson $9,522.00
Mark Tindall $3,880.00
Team Gifts $250.00
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